Dressing as one with the festivities allows one to fully embrace the vibrant culture and celebratory spirit. When dressing in traditional Indian festive attire, one is embracing the rich diversity of the country in its colors, fabrics, silhouettes and handwork techniques. In a country as diverse as India, the choices and variety for Indian festive attire is numerous. For women, it ranges from sarees and lehengas to Anarkalis and salwar kameez. For men, styles like kurta pajama, sherwani and Bandhgala suits are best suited.
Lashkaraa offers stunning designs and styles in all these silhouettes, offering a one-stop-shop solution to every Indian festive wear.
The Rich Diversity of Indian Festive Attire
Indian festive attire is a true reflection of the country’s rich cultural diversity, traditions, and heritage. Each region of India has its unique styles, fabrics, and techniques that contribute to the colorful tapestry of festive clothing.
Different regions have different specialities. Prevalent in Northern India, Punjabi Suits are the traditional and iconic outfit worn by women in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. It consists of three main components: a kameez (tunic-style top), salwar (loose-fitting pants), and a dupatta (long scarf). Known for their vibrant colors, intricate embroidery, and comfortable design, they are popular not only as daily wear but also for festive occasions, cultural events, and celebrations. Lashkaraa’s ‘Hoor’ collection is inspired by the beauty of Punjabi silhouettes and the range captures vibrance, grace, delight and comfort in styles like the Black Embroidered Patiala Suit,Hot Pink and Green Embroidered Patiala Suit and the Teal Green and Pink Embroidered Patiala Suit.
Sarees are an integral part of Indian festivities. From Lehariya and Bandhani tie-die techniques to chanderi and chiffon sarees, each style comes from a region carrying its tradition and culture. Each region’s clothing represents its distinct customs, craftsmanship, and artistic expressions, making Indian festivals a celebration of both culture and style.
Classic Festive Ensembles to Make a Statement
Amongst all this variety, the classic festive ensemble remains the saree. They’re the most versatile and elegant choice in any ethnic wear closet. As the graceful, timeless beauty, the right fabric, embellishment and design can be the make or break point of any ensemble. Each saree can be styled uniquely to express your personal style while honoring the cultural essence of the attire. Whether it’s Diwali, a wedding, or any other festive occasion, a well-styled saree radiates elegance and captures the festive spirit.
Another festive style is the lehenga choli style. Lehenga styles like the Red Floral Printed Lehenga and heavy styles like the Soft Lavender and Purple Embroidered Lehengaare ideal for various festivities. From casual ensembles for events like haldi, mehendi and rakhi to selecting bridesmaids outfits for sangeet and the wedding functions, Lashkaraa has a festive outfit for every occasion in your festive calendar.
Dapper and Dashing Festive Menswear
Men’s festive wear predominantly comprises a top and bottom style ensemble – Jodhpuri Suit, Bandhgala Suit, Sherwani, the classic Kurta Pyjama and Indo-Western outfits. While Sherwanis are the absolute traditional Indian outfits that are chosen for formal events like wedding functions, the Bandhgala suit is a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Festive menswear also calls for accessories like turbans, brooches, pocket squares, in vibrant festive shades like royal blue, deep red, and emerald green. Lashkaraa’s festive menswear like the Multi Floral Printed Kurta Set from the Blooming Meadows collection is a stunning rendition of a blooming garden with maximalist floral prints on the silhouette.
The Magic of Colors in Festive Attire
The choice of colors in festive attire holds significant cultural and emotional meaning in Indian traditions. Colors are often associated with specific festivals, occasions, and moods. Each color carries its own symbolism and can evoke certain emotions.
The color red for instance, is a symbol of passion, love, and celebration and is commonly worn by brides. Gold symbolizes opulence, wealth, and prosperity and is often used in embroidery, zari work, and embellishments to add a touch of luxury to festive attire. The color blue signifies calmness, tranquility, and spirituality. It’s a popular color for men’s attire, especially in turbans and accessories.
Yellow, on the other hand, represents happiness, positivity, and energy. It’s often worn during spring festivals like Holi and Basant Panchami. Pink symbolizes femininity, love, and playfulness and is a popular choice for women’s festive wear, especially during Navratri. Moreover, festivals like Holi and Diwali encourage wearing colorful outfits to celebrate life and unity.
Choosing the right color for your festive attire is not only about personal preference but also about understanding the cultural significance and the emotions each color can evoke. Whether you’re wearing a saree, lehenga, kurta pajama, or any other festive outfit, the color you choose adds depth, meaning, and a touch of magic to your ensemble.
Add Glamour to Your Outfit with Festive Embellishments
Festive embellishments play a crucial role in adding glamor and luxury to your outfit, enhancing its overall appeal and making it perfect for special occasions. These intricate details elevate the aesthetic and create a sense of luxury. Furthermore, when using festive embellishments, it’s important to strike a balance between the different elements to avoid overwhelming the outfit. Choose embellishments that resonate with your personal style and enhance the overall design. Whether you’re wearing a saree, lehenga, kurta, or sherwani, the right embellishments can make your outfit truly glamorous and fit for any festive occasion.